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A Super Sunday Indeed

There was a renewed buzz in the building – volunteers gathered, people reunited, and phones rang. It was Super Sunday at Federation, April 10, 2022, and it felt so good to be home at the central address for Jewish life in Metropolitan Detroit. During this marquee event, critical dollars are raised to support those in … Read more

Meredith Berlin & Sydnie Saltz

The Alumni Spotlight gives us the opportunity to catch up with a Tamarack alum, hear about where they are now, and learn how Tamarack Camps shaped them. We are thrilled to check in with Meredith Berlin & Sydnie Saltz. Read their story below! When did you attend Tamarack Camps? What villages or programs were you part of? … Read more

From Camper to Cold-Brew to the Shark Tank!

It was on a Tamarack bus somewhere on his Western Trip, nose in book, that Max read about coffee. Realizing he knew very little about the seemingly simple drink, he decided he was going to learn about it. In fact, he thought that he would make for a good coffee snob—if given the opportunity. With … Read more

What if Anne Frank Were Alive Today?

Israeli Actress, Scriptwriter (and former Tamarack Camper), Chen Drachman Reimagines The Diary of Anne Frank with a Better Ending For most of us, Anne Frank lives and breathes only in the words and images that have leapt to film and stage from the pages of a Diary of a Young Girl. Imagine that girl today … Read more

Social networking is nothing new to Jessica Alter.

She was doing it before it even became a phrase. Or a career. And it all started when she was 7 years old, as a Tamarack camper. Camp brings people together, and just like so many others, Jessica made lifelong friends. Even though she didn’t realize it at the time, she was also learning life … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Last Night of Camp

Dear Families of Camp Maas, In a summer full of highlights, last night added more to the reel! Immediately after dinner, the curtain opened on the “All-Camp Play,” Moana, which entertained every village and was met by thunderous applause and standing ovations. Following the production, music played – and we expressed appreciation to campers that … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Circus Day

Dear Families of Camp Maas, A little rain didn’t stop the circus from coming to town.  Yesterday morning, the Brighton Side campers – Shiffman, Applebaum, Fishman, and DeRoy, along with Atid and Avodah, gathered inside the gym to play midway games such as sponge toss at the counselors, face painting, fake scars (compliments of the clinic), a cake walk, … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Introducing…The Farber Farm!

Dear Families, “And on the 8th day, G-d looked down on his creation and said ‘I need a caretaker,’ so G-d made a farmer.” I spent my winter months talking to a lot of people about our Farber Farm.  During staff interviews I described in detail what they would see when they entered camp this … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Shabbat

Dear Families of Camp Maas, Emotional.  Camp is very emotional. And, especially at camp, time flies — and emotions soar. Within the blink of an eye, our Mini C session has ended.  In the midst of so many smiles, mixed with tears, our campers returned home from home — with greater independence, enhanced confidence, a bit taller … … Read more

Camp Maas Newsletter: Dream and Shine

Dear Families of Camp Maas, Opening ceremony on the first night of camp is one of my favorite events. Second night show is my second favorite. Campers get together, their eyes wide open, excited to meet their staff, supervisors and specialty areas.  They are introduced to the greatest summer song so far “Dream and Shine,” … Read more